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Dear Lord! You are going to have one loud box!

I have three 9G1212P4G03's, the pwm version of that screamer you are getting. At 51 dB I thought they were way too loud. You are getting 3 GV fans that are 64 dB apiece. Ouch!
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I got rid of my two top 230mm fans since I felt it interrupted airflow. I'll be getting some high-end fans to get some decent airflow/cooling going for my ATCS 840 since my current Sanyo Denki San Ace fans just aren't cutting it for the summer.

3 of these for my push/pull CPU as well as the exhaust...


1 of these for my extra center HD bay intake...


I've only just heard of the damage a Venomous-X can do to the socket (from all the ranting about the new Corsair H70 being released). I just hope that my high temperatures are from my high ambient from summer, overclock (4.4GHz + HT), voltage (1.44v), and no decent intake passing through the CPU (fans seem to just aim for the GPUs. So I'll do a thorough check/clean once they arrive.
1.44 VCORE ON AIR?!! Yeah I'm pretty sure that however high your temps are (I'm guessing like 100°C on 100% load or something) is pretty normal with that high vcore.
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Yea I know it's high to achieve my overclock I'm sure I've yet to tip the iceberg of damaging my i7 920 (even though I had a nightmare of my computer smoking up ). And if you guys haven't already checked my sig for actually seeing it...

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So I just bought an 840. And I can't lie. I can't get myself to install anything in the drive bays.

I can't bring myself to mar that sexy ass front.

Ce la vie. All things must come to an end. In goes the DVD drive and fan controller. Getting the inside powder coated soon.
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So I just bought an 840. And I can't lie. I can't get myself to install anything in the drive bays.

I can't bring myself to mar that sexy ass front.

Ce la vie. All things must come to an end. In goes the DVD drive and fan controller. Getting the inside powder coated soon.
I know what you mean. I have all six bays occupied.
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So I just bought an 840. And I can't lie. I can't get myself to install anything in the drive bays.

I can't bring myself to mar that sexy ass front.

Ce la vie. All things must come to an end. In goes the DVD drive and fan controller. Getting the inside powder coated soon.
Only one vacant slot for me. I too have my blu-ray burner, fan controller, and an additional hard drive cage/fan installed.

I finally have my fans installed as well as an aluminum dryer tube/shroud to stop some of the airflow interference (my GPU temperatures have actually improved with it). It may not look fancy but it does use that extra space that was in the middle of my case. Not only does my computer sound like a jet engine now, but it may look like an engine now Too bad I forgot to remove the bar code price tag sticker





On a side note...my Venemous-X did not destroy my socket from what I've been hearing about (thank goodness) ...so I reseated and stop turning the pressure screw when I needed to start forcing pressure.

A helpful hint...never use regular fan screws on an aluminum fan frame or else they will get stuck (I learned the hard way ). Go to Home Depot and get yourself some nuts and bolts for those who plan on getting these type of fans.
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He's feeding his heatsink fresh air. Ought to work very well. It's also a wonderful use of otherwise wasted space.
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Wont the ambient temp around the pipe heat up the pipe itself, and then act as an insulator for the cool air inside? I could be wrong, I'm not too good with thermal dynamics.
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w t f... ?
I'm sure that would be the reaction of others as well...
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He's feeding his heatsink fresh air. Ought to work very well. It's also a wonderful use of otherwise wasted space.
Thanks for little explanation
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Wont the ambient temp around the pipe heat up the pipe itself, and then act as an insulator for the cool air inside? I could be wrong, I'm not too good with thermal dynamics.
That's actually a good question however this is my theory since my temperatures have improved with the tube...

Bottom fans behind hard drive cage are actually keeping the tube cool while easily penetrating around it to feed my GPUs some decent air. Bottom intake fan is pushing air up through the tube to feed my CPU some fresh ambient air outside of case. Keeping the tube angled allows the additional air from the extra middle hard drive cage intake fan to feed the CPU as well. Both top fans have been removed since they seem to just interfere with the actual airflow. Having them as exhaust may be okay but the front exhaust may have the tendency of removing some good air before it hits the CPU. Keeping one of the exhaust for the backside may just be wasted energy in general since the exhaust behind the CPU is already pushing 260CFM at max. Having them as intake would improve CPU temperatures but as you know hot air rises...so I'm sure there will be some areas where hot air would continue to rotate inside causing inescapable hot spots. Leaving no fans would just keep the spot open for excess hot air to escape through. All this is dealing with high powered fans so it may be a different story for such things as a GentleTyphoon or S-Flex etc.

I've already learned about how the ATCS 840's air cooling only comes up as average when it comes to others. However, I'm sure with some work like I did, you can scratch that and say the ATCS 840 can be one of the top air cooling cases around.
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